Exploring, wondering, filling with emotions: the Dolomites are so unique that sometimes it is hard to explain them in words. The traveller is fascinated not only by their amazing rocks, but also their history, the traditional dishes, slow sports and adrenaline pumping adventures. 360° emotions that you may experience while sojourning at Rifugio Col Gallina. Its eco-friendly, typically alpine structure made of wood and stone lies in the heart of the Dolomites at 2055 m. It can be easily reached by car (a large parking lot is available) and it is also just right for the great adventures of the little explorers.
A few hundred metres from Passo Falzarego, towards Cortina, the Rifugio is uniquely located among some of the most evocative Dolomite peaks: Mt Lagazuoi standing solemn and stern to the north next to the majestic Tofane group, to the South Cima Gallina and Croda Negra towering above the Rifugio and disclosing the view towards mounts Averau, Nuvolau, and Cinque Torri.
This area of great scenic value is crossed by a thick network of trails ranging from the easiest to the most challenging ones. Scenic trails leading among treasure chests of timeless testimonies and culture immersed in the green of the meadows, the blue of the sky, and the pale tones of the Dolomite stone in summer as well as in winter when you can venture on snowshoes or on a daring fat-bike. And when the snow gently blankets the landscape, the Rifugio is just right on the Col Gallina ski slopes and invites skiers to spend wonderful days on the slopes, only 5 minutes from Cinque Torri chairlift and Lagazuoi cable car.
Waking up surrounded by the most famous peaks in the world is a privilege worth giving yourself. Rifugio Col Gallina is the starting point for a number of hiking routes as well as a pleasant accommodation in the Dolomites, combining relaxation and fine cuisine.
Guests can choose among double rooms with private bathroom which allow more privacy or double rooms and dormitories up to eight beds with shared bathrooms. Bed linen and towels are provided for all types of accommodation. Rifugio Col Gallina offers also half board accommodation with buffet breakfast and a choice menu featuring three first courses, three main courses, side dishes, and desserts.
The traditional local cuisine is typical of the Dolomites. Therefore local specialities are essential for a multi-sensorial journey from the Dolomite peaks to the panoramic decks of the rifugi where you can enjoy the typical Ampezzo specialities. Rifugio Col Gallina offers dishes inspired by the local flavours, in which details and quality are well taken care of and where guests can satisfy their curiosity and palates.
Small steps, great emotions. In Rifugio Col Gallina, families and children will be able to experience a tailor-made holiday. A vast meadow, surrounded by an evocative Dolomite mountainscape, may become a playground with swings, slides and inflatable toys where children have fun. In the meantime mums and dads relax in the sun lying on comfortable deck chairs on the panoramic terrace of the Rifugio overlooking the Peak of the same name, wrapped up in genuine flavours and surrounded by unforgettable Dolomite skylines.